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Sankt Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (short: SPb, Russian: Санкт-Петербург) is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is informally known as Piter (Пи́тер). SPb is the northernmost city of the world with over one million people. SPb is often described as the most Westeuropean city of Russia.
From 1924 to 1991, in honor of Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, the city was called Leningrad (Ленинград).

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Manfred Tinebor

Festung Peter&Paul

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Taken: July 01, 2008
Uploaded: July 19, 2008
Captured with:
Casio EX-Z1000

  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 1 month ago
    A lovely view of what appears to be a residential area. I love the yellow Church steeple, as well as the dome. I like the way the city has canals flowing throughout. I don't think, however, they were necessarily called for in the building of the city, but they were Mother Nature's way of contributing to the beauty of this lovely city.
    Luv ya!
    Sweet Caroline
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      14 years 1 month ago
      St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great in a swamp. The canals by the model of Amsterdam were necessary to make the swamp be buildable.
      On the photo you see the oldest part of St. Petersburg. It is the fortress "Peter and Paul".
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